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  • UN weather agency says 2014 hottest year, in close race with 2005 and 2010

    The U.N. weather agency says 2014 was the warmest year on record, though the temperature difference with 2010 and 2005 is so small that it's impossible to say for sure which of the three years was the hottest. The World Meteorological Organization's...
  • Norfolk Canyon yields deep-sea coral surprises

    Norfolk Canyon yields deep-sea coral surprises
    About 80 miles off the Virginia coast, the Continental Shelf drops off from a depth of 600 feet to sink thousands of feet more toward the black bottom of the deep ocean. The shelf stretches north to Canada, and carved all along its slope are great...
  • Decision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear

    For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades. They say the orca known as Lolita belongs to a small...
  • Temperatures continue to rise

    Temperatures continue to rise
    NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released separate reports showing that 2014 was the hottest year in the 135 years of record keeping. This finding was confirmed by the Japanese weather agency. It was a bad day for...
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about...
  • 2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say

    2014 was warmest year on record, scientists say
    For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of...
  • How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show

    How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show
    The average surface temperature on Earth was higher in 2014 than at any time since scientists began taking detailed measurements 135 years ago. The 1.4-degree Fahrenheit rise since 1880 confirms long-term warming patterns and renewed alarm about changes...
  • Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

    A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday....
  • Skeptic disputes warmest year reports

    Skeptic disputes warmest year reports
    Many people still don't buy into global warming, despite mounting scientific evidence that it's for real. Among the loudest skeptics is Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot, who proclaims the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is “...
  • Illinois needs a clean energy future

    Illinois’ families are already feeling the effects of unchecked global warming. Extreme winter weather is just one example, and scientists warn that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe without bold action to cut carbon...
  • New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market

    New U.S. plan aims to stop seafood fraud and black market
    Addressing growing concerns over seafood fraud, a presidential task force called Tuesday for expanded enforcement and a new program giving consumers more information about the origins of the imported fish, crab and other seafood they eat. The new...